News Archive

Oct 22, 2021

Dearest customer, we warmly welcome you to visit our stand and catch up in the Greener Manufacturing Show / Plastic Free World Expo in Cologne, 10-11 November !

Feb 12, 2021

We at KCL have adapted to be able to continue to provide our services as normal as possible, albeit taking all necessary precautions during these challenging times of social distancing etc.

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Feb 12, 2021

The EU funded project INN-PRESSME aims at replacing petroleum-based goods with bio-based products.

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Feb 12, 2021

Delamination is a typical problem in the printing and converting of carton board. 

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Jan 29, 2021

The packaging, automotive, and other consumer goods industries have received EUR 14.5 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for a project aiming to replace petroleum-based goods with bio-based products. The INN-PRESSME project will function as an ecosystem, involving the development of recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, energy, and vehicle solutions and other consumer goods.The project involves 26 other European organisations from nine European countries.

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Jan 18, 2021

KCL now offers high quality 8-color flexo printing trial services for the packaging and board customers.

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Jan 18, 2021

KCL pilot for fiber and biomaterial processes offers an excellent environment for testing all kinds of biomaterials. We continuously develop our process and services based on customer requirements.

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Dec 22, 2020

We are on vacation Dec 24th, 2020 - Jan 1st, 2021. The reception of goods is open again on Jan 4th, 2021.

Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2021!

 

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Jul 1, 2020

KCL Pilot Plant will have its annual summer break from July 13th until August 7th.

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May 18, 2020

KCL is providing all its services as normal, despite the challenging times.

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May 15, 2020

In January 2020, The Finnish Accreditation Service (FINAS), Finland’s national accreditation authority, conducted a certification inspection in the operations of KCL Laboratory’s paper testing services (T295), FINAS conclusions resulted in re-validation of its accreditation for another four-year period.

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May 15, 2020

Did you know that KCL actively participates in the international standardization work?

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May 15, 2020

Our laboratory has a world-class portfolio of testing and analyses capabilities. 

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Apr 8, 2020

New functional coatings are continuously being developed for sustainable barrier materials, coated boards and specialties.

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Apr 8, 2020

How to apply a small amount of material on a surface?

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Nov 18, 2019

A circular economy, recyclability and the reduction of plastics are current themes related to the transformation of the biomaterial industry. New materials have to be environmentally-friendly and moreover preferably biodegradable too. During the product development phase of new biomaterials, also recyclability of the materials and further utilization of the recycled based materials should be considered.

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Nov 18, 2019

The KCL pilot plant stock preparation system offers an excellent environment for testing numerous kinds of biomaterials with possibility to customize and upscale processes up to the demo production phase.

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Sep 4, 2019

Fiber based materials are replacing traditional plastic thus increasing demand on new barrier materials against moisture, vapor, grease and gases

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Sep 4, 2019

Curtain coating results in an even surface covering of board or paper, often providing functionality e.g. barrier properties. The materials mostly need to be printable, convertible and preferably recyclable.

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Jun 18, 2019

KCL continuously invests in its testing, research and development facilities. The most recent updated achievement involves CTMP.

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Jun 3, 2019

Welcome to stand to hear more about our expanded services, to plan new new trial or simply to drop by, it is always great to see you again.

Tervetuloa, Välkommen, Welcome, Willkommen.

Meet and join us at the Zellcheming Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, June 25-27, Hall 4.1., stand F29.

Nov 29, 2018

KCL’s new curtain coating unit has been taken successfully in operation and customer trials have been started 

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May 24, 2018
Join us at the PulPaper 2018 exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, May 29-31 •••
Dec 7, 2017
As part of KCL’s goal to expand its wide range of pilot services, KCL has acquired a complete curtain coating unit. In late November 2017 an agreement was concluded by KCL to purchase the curtain coating unit from PTS. Accordingly, PTS structural changes included the closure of its pilot coater in Munich, Germany. •••
Nov 15, 2017

 

KCL has been fully approved as an ISO level 3 optical calibration service laboratory, effective November 10, 2017

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Jan 9, 2017
AFRC in cooperation with KCL and University of Jyväskylä will organize the 10th Fundamental Mechanical Pulp Research Seminar (FMPRS) on June 13-14 2017 in Jyväskylä Finland. •••
May 31, 2016

Oy Keskuslaboratorio – Centrallaboratorium Ab, in late May 2016, The Finnish Accreditation Service (FINAS) awarded accreditation to testing laboratory T295 at KCL

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May 2, 2016

KCL is strengthening its pulping and stock preparation services with research alliance with A. Fredrikson Research & Consulting Oy

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Mar 4, 2016
Maiju Aikala D.Sc. (Tech) is joining KCL in the beginning of March 2016. She will work as Development Manager in the KCL Laboratory. •••
Mar 4, 2016
Ville Henttonen has been appointed as Customer Service Manager of Coating and Calendering test trials •••
Jun 29, 2015

KCL is rebuilding its pilot paper machine.  The foam forming paper machine is ready for customer trials early next year.

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Jan 30, 2015

KCL expanded its portfolio of operational services with the acquisition of the fiber and paper laboratory  in Espoo from Labtium Oy

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Dec 19, 2014
Mr. Erkki Salmi M.Sc. (Eng) will join KCL in February 2015 as Customer Service Manager •••
Feb 10, 2014

KCL installs new 4-colour Kodak Prosper Imprinting Line

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Dec 3, 2013

KCL PILOTING NEWS

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Sep 18, 2012

KCL has invested in a Metso PaperLab, an automated paper testing laboratory

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Feb 24, 2012

KCL has invested in a Heidelberg Speedmaster CD-74 sheet-fed offset press. This modern press will be in full operation in April 2012.

 

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Jan 19, 2011

KCL made in collaboration with Kodak an advertisement video, which can be viewed on Youtube.

 

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Oct 26, 2010

KCL hosted an Inkjet event to introduce its latest investment acquisition, the Kodak Versamark VL 2000 and Prosper S10 printheads in line with heatset webpress. 

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Sep 3, 2010
Kodak VL 2000, Prosper S10 print heads to our existing heatset press and Hunkeler cutting line are now installed and ready for trials.   •••
Jul 2, 2010

New Kodak VL 2000 is now installed and we start to practice with it.

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May 19, 2010
KCL Pilot Plant continues its work in Pilot Plant operations. We develop our
methods and equipment continuously. Therefore we are happy to announce the next steps in our inkjet and heatset printing. •••
Nov 30, 2009
On June 15, 2009, KCL's research and development activities and the KCL Laboratory at Otaniemi, Espoo will transfer to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. •••